From lake to mountain to high up in the blue sky, the best outdoor activities in the Lake Tahoe can be enjoyed from any height or even under the water. Lake Tahoe is an outdoor heaven with everything from hiking and mountain biking to hang gliding and parasailing.
For those who like to keep it simple, head to the Tahoe Rim Trail or the Tallac trailhead and hike some of the most beautiful locations you have ever seen. If you want to stay on the water (or above the water) rent a paddleboard or kayak at North Shore's Tahoe Paddle & Oar or go parasailing on the North Shore. If you are on the South Shore, you can also see into the water and over the mountains on a balloon ride with Lake Tahoe Balloons.
For fun in the snow, head to Squaw Valley for some excellent deep snow or for ice skating at High Camp. The skiing at Northstar can be enjoyed on a bunny hill or a black diamond, and if you are really daring, charter a helicopter with Pacific Crest Heli-Ski. If you really want to be part of the outdoors and are a bit of a daredevil, get a tandem hang glide with Thermal Sky Sports.